Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture


Studying Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture will allow students to explore the development of the Jewish people from the time of Alexander the Great, experiencing their history, philosophy, literature and ethics. The course focuses on the historical evolution of Judaism, and how Jewish identity has been moulded by key Jewish thinkers and the Jewish historical experience. It traces this experience over five continents ? Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia, looking at communities as far flung as the Jews in Kaifeng in China, Spanish Jewry and the history of Jews in Australia.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Jewish Studies consists of a thesis of 15000 words and 4000-5000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the three seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 40% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%.

Related subject areas

Hebrew (Classical), Hebrew (Modern), European Studies

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